Glasgow wins £24m boost after recognising the “revolutionary impact” of open data. | Open Data Institute 2013-01-29


"Glasgow has beaten off competition from 30 other cities to win a £24m government investment in science and technology. It will use the funding to demonstrate how a city of the future will work by hosting the Technology Strategy Board’s 'Future City Demonstrator'. Announcing the investment during a visit to Glasgow, Minister for Universities and Science, David Willetts said:  'With more people than ever before living in our cities, they need to be able to provide people with a better quality of life and a thriving economy. This £24 million investment will make Glasgow a city of tomorrow, demonstrating how cities can work more efficiently with a reduced environmental impact. We are in a global race and Glasgow can keep the UK at the forefront of innovative technology ideas. From transport systems to energy use and health, this demonstrator will play a key part in the government’s industrial strategy and give real insight into how our cities can be shaped in the future...'”


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01/29/2013, 15:10

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01/29/2013, 10:10